Pratt Manhattan Gallery is currently showing ‘Albers, Lustig Cohen, Tissi, 1958-2018’, an exhibition that explores sixty years of graphic design and art work by three influential female artist-designers: Anni Albers, Elaine Lustig Cohen, and Rosmarie Tissi. Connected by shared circumstances of identity, each is a 20th century woman connected to a well-known male artist or designer and business partner, with mutual friends, patrons, places, and communities. Working through and inspired by constraints, all three demonstrated an affinity for geometric, hard-edged forms. They made work with a common ideal, exemplars of the Bauhaus ethos: unity in art and design. In the work is a vivacity that feels always new, timeless, and individual.
Albers, Lustig Cohen, Tissi, 1958-2018 features a selection of art and design objects—typography, textiles, prints, paintings, posters, sculptures, trademarks, and books, design and/or art—in chronological order beginning in 1958. The three women’s overlapping careers span the arc of the Modernist era—from the Bauhaus, to mid-century Pax Americana, to Postmodernism, and into the present.
Until 28 April 2018
Pratt Manhattan Gallery
144 West 14th Street, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10011